This Just In: Germano DFAed, Valbuena recalled
May 19, 2011
The fact they called up Valbuena and did not bring up infielder Cord Phelps shows this is likely a short term move with Valbuena and that he will be sent back out in a few days if Hafner is not placed on the disabled list and the team adds a pitcher to replace Germano. As to who replaces Germano in the long man role, it could be right-hander Frank Herrmann, but with right-hander Mitch Talbot about ready to come off the disabled list and right-handers Carlos Carrasco and Alex White pitching well and the future for the team, don't be surprised if Talbot is moved to the bullpen and assumes the long man's role.
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